An Oogy Mess

12 Jan

Remember how I told you a chicken (to be smoked) averted a much bigger disaster at our Virginia house the other day?

Well, we could’ve used another divine intervention with regard to our WV home. Where we had more pipes freeze.

Ugh.

The pipes were in the ceiling. Right above our bedroom.

Mike went out there today to get the dehumidifier, which we were going to use to dry out the carpet here at home.

This is what he found…

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Master Bedroom

These are all phone images, so they’re no great. But they’re good enough that you can see the MESS.

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Back Hallway (saturated rugs and standing water)

 

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Master Bedroom (so much for that “happy” cloud ceiling)

 

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Master Bedroom (note the warped ceiling fan)

The bed is completely saturated.

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Soggy insulation remnants.

 

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Wet refrigerator.

 

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Water standing in the kitchen.

 

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Wet computer monitor (movie machine).

 

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Living room ceiling.

 

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Saturated hall rug and standing water in rear bedroom. (The bedroom on the left is the only room that appears unaffected.)

 

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Standing water in living room.

 

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Standing water in back hallway.

 

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Close-up of the wet insulation.

 

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Water droplets on bedroom door frame.

 

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Kitchen ceiling and wet range hood.

 

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Very wet ceiling.

 

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Looking into the bedroom closet.

 

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An oogy mess.

 

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More oogy mess.

 

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Water, water everywhere.

 

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Walls just below leak.

 

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Offending pipe or pipes.

 

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Water, water everywhere.

Because the humidity level in the house is now so high, water is condensing on pretty much everything.

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Light fixture in kitchen.

It could’ve been worse, I know. It’s night our primary residence. There’s no serious structural damage. We have insurance. Etc.

It’s just a messy headache we really didnt’t want or need. Getting work done out there is a logistical nightmare, and neither of us have the desire to play day-laborer again.

Ugh.

7 thoughts on “An Oogy Mess

  1. Wow! That sucks!! Especially to happen to both houses at once! I saw on USAA just yesterday that they were having a ton of claims coming in – guess two of them were yours.

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